A major executive transition has taken place at Flagship Food Group, priming the supplier for new growth opportunities. Recently, Adam Butler was named Chief Executive Officer and a member of the company’s advisory board, where he will strategically guide Flagship’s future development.
“I could not be more humbled and honored to join Rob [Holland] and the Flagship group in the exciting journey ahead,” said Butler. “The market they serve is without question one of the most dynamic and influential drivers of food globally, and Flagship is well positioned to be an explosive and transformative leader in the space. I had the opportunity to spend time with a number of exciting and growing organizations looking for the right fit, and there is not a more impressive combination of brands, business models, culture, and people out there.”
Before joining Flagship, Butler had a 17-year career at Kraft Heinz. He spearheaded the transformation for many of the brands in the United States as President for the convenient meals, frozen, coffee, cold beverages, and nuts categories. Most recently, he served as the CEO of Kraft Heinz Canada. Butler has also had senior leadership over brands including Kraft Mac & Cheese®, Lunchables®, Planters®, Ore-Ida®, Maxwell House®, Kool-Aid®, Bagel Bites®, and more.
Based in Flagship’s Denver office, Butler will continue the rapid growth the company has been driving in its brands in recent years while also creating a strategy to bring unity and cohesion to the overall enterprise.
“We are so excited about Adam joining our company as we enter a new chapter of growth of our brands, products, and facilities,” said Rob Holland, Executive Chairman. “Having acquired five businesses and more than doubled our business in recent years, we’ve been carefully considering candidates for this position for quite some time. We met a number of outstanding people in the process, and Adam is someone with the unique combination of skill, experience, and passion that I know will make a great leader.”
To read more about Butler and his appointment, click here.
Best wishes to the leader as he assumes his new role!